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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
be helpful. >> mr. flores. >> thank you, mr. chairman and secretary panetta and secretary shinseki for being here and also psychiatry panetta for protecting the dollar for those that have earned it. my question is a little more theoretical, and what promise this is the claims processing time at the waco claims regional center in texas, which is the worst in the country when it comes to at adjudicating disability claims. what can we do if the ids doesn't work. what are you thinking in terms of a new paradigm to fix this issue and both of you can answer or either one of you, but it seems to me like we've got cultural issues that cannot be fixed by having new systems. so how do you make -- you are doing your best to get the systems right but what are we doing to fix the culture so that we do what we promised our military men and women and veteran's what we would do in terms of providing benefits for their service. it just seems to me like we spend all of our systems we are not spending the time of culture so can you help me with that? and let me interrupt before you answer. one other thing. you
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
defense secretary leon panetta. this is 90 minutes. >> chairman mckeon, chairman miller, ranking member smith and ranking member filner, dear former colleagues of mine, appreciate the opportunity to be here, and i also want to pay my respects to the members of both committees. this is a i unique event. it's an important event, and first and foremost, i want to thank all of the members of both the armed services and veterans committee for the support that you provide the department of defense, our men and women in uniform and our veterans. you -- we could simply not do the work that needs to be done in protecting this country and in serving those that are warriors and their families. we just could not do it without the partnership that we have with all of you. and for that reason, let me just express my personal appreciation to all of you for your dedication and for your commitment to those areas. i also want to thank you for the opportunity to appear this morning alongside secretary shinseki. he is a great friend, a great public servant, great military leader and a great friend to me an
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
this or that is negligent, it is irresponsible, and god forbid if we have that major pearl harbor that secretary panetta referred to. so i urge my colleagues to pass this bill. i thank the chair for the extra extra time. i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from georgia. mr. chambliss: senator grassley who is next has been kind enough to give me 30 to that 45 seconds. i appreciate that. mr. president, july and august when the cosponsors of both the underlying bill, the lieberman-collins bill and the secure i.t. bill which i am a cosponsor of plet meth regularly and i was hopeful we could resolve the significant differences between these two bills. unfortunately, we did not reach an agreement even though we had been promised an open amendment process on this underlying billing bill, the majority leader has once again filled the tree and filed for cloture. i voted against cloture in august and, unfortunately, nothing has changed since then. so i'm compelled to do the same thing today. we all understand the serious threat that is facing our country from cyber atta
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
, even secretary panetta recently gave a speech, and according to press accounts officials at dod have suggested that iran has been behind a number of cyber attacks in the middle east in recent months. so i think with that in mind, you see an international response of countries and organizations like nato, the u.n., former soviet bloc countries, there's a group called the shanghai group from china, all trying to struggle a bit with how to think about how to use cyber weapons and how to use cyber warfare capabilities in the future, and how those ideas, what happens with those ideas when they hit our international legal norms that we can use to over the past number of decades. the u.n. charter, what prompts a defense of a nation state. you see here, and there are lots of examples like this to the u.s. 2010 national security strategy describing particular serious. the russians have also come up with their own statements about when force can be used in cyberspace. you see this in the uk, canada. most major militaries, especially western countries, are articulating strategies about what doe
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
panetta last week make a very widely broadcasted speech on the subject of cybersecurity and cyberwarfare. accordingly, the subject matter has been in news. he outlined his deep concerns about computer networks that support our military, infrastructure and business networks. mr. leon panetta elaborated on many things and that includes the high-profile attacks, including the alleged russian denial of service attack entering into georgia, the disruptions in estonia and the iranian nuclear centrifuges. there are dozens of thwarted attacks on other infrastructure occurring on an almost daily basis. the sector of devastating utility concern all of us. and it presents legal issues we should be aware of as we advise our clients. we have four highly qualified speakers here today who are going to discuss these issues. starting with elizabeth preston, who is the managing partner at the national canadian law firm. for the past 26 years, she has worked in emergency response, national security, and counterterrorism. either as an executive or in-house counsel and now outside counsel. part of it is 911
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
with secretary panetta? >> i have to check that. secretary panetta has been traveling. >> as a follow-up question, does the president see this in general as an unwelcomed distraction at a time when she's just -- was re-elected, and he has a bunch of priorities in terms of the fiscal cliff and in terms of the cabinet? >> well, i certainly, i think wouldn't call it welcome, but obviously as i said to ben that the information about general petraeus came to him as a surprise, and he is very appreciative of general petraeus' remarkable service to the country, but the president's focused on the agenda that he believes is important for this country that he has to carry out working with lawmakers here in washington, and that includes, as you know, his number one priority which is jobs and economic growth. he is engaging in meetings this week on those issues, on the issues of the approach to take to ensure we have the right economic policy, the right fiscal policy to help the economy grow and continue to create jobs. he's also, of course, focused on his foreign policy and national security ajen -- agenda.
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 1:15pm EST
drone strikes in five months than norman panetta. but they have been more effective, they took out seven of the top 20 al qaeda and now we're seeing them change because some of the strike numbers have gone down lately. i don't know how to read into that. does that mean we are increasing that militarization of the agency? i don't think president obama -- let me step back. gates embraced in november, december, didn't talk to obama about it until january, first time he spoke with it with petraeus was in march and the president had been just loving it over. i never got the sense from him, from the president or anyone in the national security council that the thought was put in to militarize the agency. but petraeus's thinking, look how the defense department is shying away from large-scale boots on the ground type operations and secretary gates said the next leader who decides to commit to one of these operations should have their head examined. that is in all our heads. we want to avoid such a large-scale operation so petraeus is thinking as he goes through the agency that is the future of
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 4:45pm EST
side. i think it was leon panetta who said, we don't want to buy the same course twice. we would be coming up on six or seven times now. we don't want to see necessarily buying into the same the side for the sake of the appearance of progress at the cost of the lives of people. >> of like to make one other very quick comment since the questioner is from japan. japan outspoken and very strong comments on the objection of its citizens are an example to be admired. no, your government has broken out forcefully about the human abuses of the north korean regime, and our government to take a lesson from that. >> the one other point i would make here, i worked very closely with your government. japan also had a special envoy for number three in human rights to works very closely together for a number of years. given that it is highly unlikely at any point send that the regime is going to fall because of any kind of external force can it also does not seem apparent, although one never knows when something like this could unravel, that the elite that is effectively supporting the regi
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
questions. there will be people in the intel committee that will not be able to ask secretary panetta, general ha*pl and others about the -- general hamm and others about the d.o.d. piece. the best thing for the senate to do, i think, is to have a bipartisan select committee where you combine the resources of all three of the committees who have jurisdiction over different pieces and create a professional approach to solving the problem. it will be run by our democratic colleagues because they're in charge of the body. it should be. there have been times in the past, iran-contra and other examples of where committees combine their resources to make sure that they full lip understand what was being said. if you stovepipe this and one committee goes one way and the other committee goes another way we're not going to get the complete picture of what happened in benghazi. that's what we're asking, is that the majority leader and minority leader create a select committee of the three kw-ts that have primary -- committees that have primary jurisdiction over each moving part so we can get to
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
of the administration his been through all these awards. 1990 and in the clinton administration and that's leon panetta who is now on defense, but really understands the budget deeply in all parts. so could be another one to really help. >> and another member of congress. but some of the problems the obama administrations have. to use a term not in the derogatory sense because it came to me from the democrat. he said the president was a drive-by senator. he was in a real sender coming as a drive by by senator. came long after pic pick up his paycheck and then became president. tonight it was in the house long enough to understand. biden for 36 years and they did not have a congressional relation to have the kind of institutional memory. now they be forced to get some institutional memory by all of the scar tissue they've acquired over the last little while. >> great. i like to go to the audience question now. >> hi, thanks so much for a great presentation. wondered how hurricane sandy and the possible need for fema to get emergency supplemental aid will impact on the lame-duck and if you could talk a l
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 9:00am EST
, and have some interaction with you. yes. >> question for mr. panetta. my understand was that actually obama has not reduced the core pentagon budget, but i think your chart implies that he has been an unassuming that when you said 5% reduction, you including all of the savings from hopefully us getting out of afghanistan. but even when obama presented his budget, he said this is going to be, this is actually an increase in the core pentagon budget for the next 10 years. so am i misunderstanding something, or is that correct? >> a little bit. the reduction i talked about, 5% in is reduction in real terms. if you actually look at the spending in current dollars, and don't make any correction for inflation, from 2009 to 2010, it's been pretty much flat in terms of current dollars. when you take account of inflation, the base budget, has only declined by 5%. but the war budgets have declined dramatically. so actually at one point we have budgets that were in the range of come in today's dollars, $717 billion a year for national defense, including war, and now what we're looking at is something
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